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Exacerbating   /ɪgzˈæsərbˌeɪtɪŋ/   Listen

Making worse.  Synonyms: aggravating, exasperating.

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"Exacerbating" Quotes from Famous Books

... with a sudden and uncontrollable anger. "It's perfectly untrue about Denis," she said indignantly. "I never dreamt of playing what you beautifully call the same game with him." Recovering her calm, she added in her ordinary cooing voice and with her exacerbating smile, "You've become very protective towards poor Denis all of ...
— Crome Yellow • Aldous Huxley

... a failure, the auditorium was more than half empty. In the Promenade to each man there were at least five pretty ladies, and the ladies looked gloomily across many rows of vacant seats at the bright proscenium where jocularities of an exacerbating tedium were being enacted. Not that the jocularities were inane beyond the usual, but failure made them seem so. None had the slightest idea why the revue had failed; for precisely similar revues, concocted according to the same recipe and full of the same jocularities executed by the ...
— The Pretty Lady • Arnold E. Bennett

Words linked to "Exacerbating" :   exasperating, intensifying

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